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#1 Erik Kondo

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:38 PM

Fellow paras. I created a Para Fitness Test. I am using the data to create benchmarks for paraplegic fitness. I need as much data as possible. Please take a moment to do the test.
It involves one exercise and only takes a few minutes.

You simply time how long you can hold a Wheelchair Dip or pressure release. I plan to graph and distribute the results after I get about 100 data points.

Thanks!


https://docs.google....kg0R3c6MQ#gid=0

Edited by Apparelyzed, 09 February 2012 - 02:59 PM.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

done, although rather disappointed! I only managed 47 seconds, I thought I would be able to do much longer!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:27 PM

DOne! I think I have forever imprinted tire marks on my hands! I got as far as 2.03 and it got too sore on my hands!
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:55 PM

I managed 4mins 30, but whilst I have been in hospital (thankfully escaped on Tuesday) I have been doing upper body weights whilst in bed once I was well enough.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

done, although rather disappointed! I only managed 47 seconds, I thought I would be able to do much longer!

But, you did have a wine glass in the other hand!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:19 PM


done, although rather disappointed! I only managed 47 seconds, I thought I would be able to do much longer!

But, you did have a wine glass in the other hand!

:)


haha no I didn't!

Like Doodle I blame hand hurting more on my lack of ability, going to give it a go again tomorrow and not use my wheels to push up off!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:37 PM

10 minutes, 17 seconds. However, if I attempted this test on a day when my chest and triceps weren't already sore as hell I'm sure I could do much longer. The burn just got to me.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

I just tried this and never again, damn shoulder!! I did 7 mins 34 secs, shoulder was hurting after just 30 odd seconds. Hands were ok, ached a little but my damn shoulder :( can't wait to get it sorted, but to be fair shows i'm a warrior holding out that long on a screwed up shoulder :P Bring it!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:31 AM

3 minutes and 45 secs

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:31 AM

Fellow paras. I created a Para Fitness Test. I am using the data to create benchmarks for paraplegic fitness. I need as much data as possible. Please take a moment to do the test.
It involves one exercise and only takes a few minutes.

You simply time how long you can hold a Wheelchair Dip or pressure release. I plan to graph and distribute the results after I get about 100 data points.

Thanks!


https://docs.google....kg0R3c6MQ#gid=0


I'm curious as to how you came to the selection of the Dip as the sole indicator of physical fitness for this test. Details?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:07 AM

10 minutes, 17 seconds. However, if I attempted this test on a day when my chest and triceps weren't already sore as hell I'm sure I could do much longer. The burn just got to me.


Were your arms locked though? :P
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:39 PM


10 minutes, 17 seconds. However, if I attempted this test on a day when my chest and triceps weren't already sore as hell I'm sure I could do much longer. The burn just got to me.


Were your arms locked though? :P

Yes, of course.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:19 PM

How do you make Paraplegics get up off their lazy arses? Get them competing against each other.

I've been up for over an hour now and I am typing this with my nose.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Ever done the bleep test? Now that tests you!!

Or go on a training day with Wheelchair Rugby/basketball squad!!! I was so fit once..... sigh

ok off to try this! Just to prove Tetras are better than paras purely! Another beer first .. then the pub after .. good training!!

Ok now I'm fed up .. lol .. I WANT TRICEPS!!

so got to practice this one. A skewed lift. One hand on wheel. One hand on cushion. Backside clear. Does that count?

HAND HURTS FROM TREAD OF TYRE!!!

See what you mean in a way. Guess it isn't a bad benchmark .. I back down .. lol

Will practice tomorrow and do it properly!!

Oh I want balance toooooo....!!

Actually throw walking in too!

Edited by megatrig, 10 February 2012 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

had another go, did 2 mins 6 secs and my god were my arms shaking, the imprints of tread marks is only just subsiding from my hands!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:26 AM

I guess this is something where all of the many callouses on my palms came in handy. I use my freakin' hands so much I didn't even notice the exertion or pressure from pushing down on the tread of my wheels; I push my chair with the butt of my palms and I push with my wheels (not the push rims). I know I could do 15min on a good day.

Edited by A trophy guy, 11 February 2012 - 12:28 AM.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:15 AM

1st time, 1:44.

2nd time, 2:03.

That's minutes, folks. I'm not Superman! Well, I suppose I AM closer to being him than most.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:35 AM

First time I put my hands on the push rims and the left hand gave out after a minute. Second time I put hands on the tires. I quit after 5 minutes because it was not fun anymore.

i have definitely lost my competitive edge. It is an old lady thing.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:57 AM

First time I put my hands on the push rims and the left hand gave out after a minute. Second time I put hands on the tires. I quit after 5 minutes because it was not fun anymore.

i have definitely lost my competitive edge. It is an old lady thing.

....and an old man thing. Include me out. :wheelchair:

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:18 AM

9mins 23secs.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:29 PM


First time I put my hands on the push rims and the left hand gave out after a minute. Second time I put hands on the tires. I quit after 5 minutes because it was not fun anymore.

i have definitely lost my competitive edge. It is an old lady thing.

....and an old man thing. Include me out. :wheelchair:


Me too. Nil interest.

I guess after all these years we've proven everything we needed to prove both to others and ourselves.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:31 PM



First time I put my hands on the push rims and the left hand gave out after a minute. Second time I put hands on the tires. I quit after 5 minutes because it was not fun anymore.

i have definitely lost my competitive edge. It is an old lady thing.

....and an old man thing. Include me out. :wheelchair:


Me too. Nil interest.

I guess after all these years we've proven everything we needed to prove both to others and ourselves.

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This isn't a competition to "prove" yourself to anyone; it's just data collection.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:36 PM

64 minutes and got bored just being in the same spot and there was no burn

PS; I think this exercise would be better in using the dip and counting how many can be achieved within 60 seconds.
That way it will help people build shoulder and tri's

Edited by rage, 11 February 2012 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

64 minutes and got bored just being in the same spot and there was no burn

PS; I think this exercise would be better in using the dip and counting how many can be achieved within 60 seconds.
That way it will help people build shoulder and tri's



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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:11 PM

Show off lol

I would only deem it showing off if I stayed in that position for the duration of strength to lapse!

In my opinion this exercise brings nothing to the table bar pointing out a weakness of triceps.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

Show off lol

I would only deem it showing off if I stayed in that position for the duration of strength to lapse!

In my opinion this exercise brings nothing to the table bar pointing out a weakness of triceps.



OK ---- and here is rage, staying till strength lapses ---

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

Just a thought, this "exercise" could also be done by ab's on a bench or a chair with arms. If they were that way inclined.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

Just a thought, this "exercise" could also be done by ab's on a bench or a chair with arms. If they were that way inclined.


My thoughts exactly, but keeping the legs extended on a foot stool or something similar so to allow the weight to be carried by the upper body.

Any para that is active will surpass the time by any AB
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:34 AM

I conveniently neglected to mention that as an incomplete i used my feet to brace myself a bit.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:04 AM



10 minutes, 17 seconds. However, if I attempted this test on a day when my chest and triceps weren't already sore as hell I'm sure I could do much longer. The burn just got to me.


Were your arms locked though? :P

Yes, of course.

gees i must be the unfitest bloke on the plannet.47 sec.my wrists gave way.i am a fat pric :mfrlol:


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